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  • Microsoft details how to port iPhone apps to Windows Mobile

    Microsoft has published a case study detailing how to port an iPhone application to its Windows Mobile platform as it prepares to launch an online store for mobile applications to compete with Apple.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano04 Aug. 09 03:58
  • Microsoft plus Yahoo: it's all about Google

    Yahoo's announcement of a <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/169253/its_official_microsoft_and_yahoo_agree_to_10_year_partnership.html??tk=rel_news">10-year deal</a> with Microsoft did not mention Google, but we all know what Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was talking about in her blog post aimed at users.

    Written by Daniel Ionescu31 July 09 01:53
  • Bing was tipping point in Microsoft-Yahoo deal

    The successful launch of Microsoft's revamped search engine, Bing, was likely the event that tipped the scales in favor of Yahoo agreeing to a search deal, analysts said.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano30 July 09 07:29
  • Yahoo China missing from Microsoft search deal

    The search tie-up between Yahoo and Microsoft does not affect Yahoo's China properties, which are controlled by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, the group said Thursday.

    Written by Owen Fletcher30 July 09 20:29
  • Microhoo at last and lots of security news

    Well, we can all sleep a little easier now that Microsoft and Yahoo have finally announced details of the search deal they have worked on for months (and that has kept some of us on the edge, as tidbits of the story had an unsavory habit of breaking on weekends). All of the details, and then some, can be found by following the links in this week's top entry. Otherwise, with the Black Hat conference under way, there was a load of security news, with DefCon to follow this weekend (no rest for the weary).

    Written by Nancy Weil01 Aug. 09 05:24
  • Microsoft rushes to fix IE kill-bit bypass attack

    Microsoft has been forced to issue emergency patches for its Windows operating system after researchers discovered a way to bypass a critical security mechanism in the Internet Explorer browser.

    Written by Robert McMillan28 July 09 08:35
  • Microsoft rushes patches to fix 'big deal' programming flaw

    As promised, Microsoft today patched six vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE) and Visual Studio with the first "out-of-cycle" update since it plugged a hole last October that the Conficker worm later used to run rampant.

    Written by Computerworld Staff29 July 09 08:33
  • Dear Vista: it's time to part ways

    Vista, I have to tell you something, and I thought it would be easier to say in a letter. Microsoft's newest operating system is on its way; Windows 7 will be here on October 22. So, I know this is kind of awkward, Vista, but I'm going to have to ask you to get your things ready and start packing up.

    Written by Ian Paul24 July 09 03:57
  • Red Hat lauds, criticizes Microsoft's Linux efforts

    While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.

    Written by Paul Krill23 July 09 07:10
  • Microsoft outlines upgrade paths to Windows 7

    Microsoft on Tuesday detailed upgrade paths from old Windows editions to its upcoming Windows 7 OS, saying that Europeans will not be able to directly upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

    Written by Agam Shah22 July 09 07:26
  • Windows 7 RTM code available next month

    Microsoft on Tuesday detailed how its partners and business customers can get their hands on Windows 7 RTM (release to manufacturing) code, which will be available next month on different days for different sets of users.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano22 July 09 08:25
  • Reports: Microsoft and Yahoo close to search ad deal

    In less than a week, Microsoft could reach an alliance with Yahoo that could compete better with Google in online search advertising, according to media reports.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk20 July 09 08:32